"Sensational” – The Herald Scotland.

“Great musicianship aside, it’s near impossible to explain what makes them so fantabulous as the show is so stuffed full of multi-faceted delicacies” – Maverick magazine

“Old-time music with attitude” The Washington Post

“Astounding!”- Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine

"The Hot Seats specializes in unearthing and inventing traditional music and twisting it into new concoctions. Full of virtuosity and reverent irreverence, they are a sight to behold." - Relix Magazine

‘Bluegrass, old-time, skiffle, jug band …stir them up vigorously, throwing in elements of zany vaudeville, add some unpredictable tics, then stand back and watch them go’ - The Scotsman

“An almost carefree blend of old time, bluegrass and jug band music, peppered with a pinch of old-style Vaudevillian ragtime - a fun band having fun” - Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky Music magazine

The focus and polish is an interesting counterpoint to the band’s satiric approach to music-making, that absurd aesthetic that now includes short films and tune-filled plays. Anything but the normal stuff.” - Style Weekly

The young five man acoustic band play with verve, vigour and a true feel for the rootsof their chosen idiom. Which stilted critic-speak completely fails to convey the sheer fun and laughter of the show. If you like this sort of music, you must go. Everyone else should go and those who leave without having had a good time are just not the sort of people whom I would want to meet.” - BroadwayBaby.com

Their shows are veritable litmus tests for a crowd's sense of humor." - Haymaker Productions

"Slightly disturbing dada-esque Va.-based string band that’s one part Beefheart freakout and two parts trad jug-band.” - Connect Savannah

When you see better-known names pointing their cell phones towards the stage after calling friends and tell them ‘listen to this’ as a band they’ve never encountered before holds a big audience made up mostly of other first-timers spellbound, it’s a sign that something special is in the air.” - Maverick Magazine


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